If you’re looking for real-world experience to apply the skills you’ve learned in school, you’ve come to the right place.

TPU offers students unique opportunities to develop professional skills as they collaborate with experienced staff across the organization on meaningful projects. Students are able to grow their skills and our staff benefits from the ideas, approaches, and innovations students bring. Our interns have the opportunity to learn about TPU history, visit our various facilities, and network with their peers.

We offer a variety of internships throughout the year for both high school and college-level students. Internships are paid and vary in length. Our engineering interns earn more than $25 an hour.

You can explore the pay, eligibility, and other details of each internship and apply online through the website.

See openings and apply online

Important Dates and Events

TPU and City of Tacoma jobs and internship openings are posted throughout the year. Openings for summer internships are generally posted in late winter. Fill out a job interest card to receive notifications of future openings.


Contact our TPU Intern Coordinators at:

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.